Time takes its toll on everything. For many women, however, the impact of aging on the shape of their bust can be especially distressing. A breast lift from leading Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. J can restore breasts to a dramatically more youthful and pert appearance.
Why You Might Get a Breast Lift
As women age, the skin of the breasts tends to lose elasticity and firmness. Genetics, past pregnancies, weight issues, and plain old gravity can harm not only the shape of breasts but also their position as they change their direction from forward to downward. The truth is that sagging (ptosis) and lost shape can take a major toll on a woman’s confidence. Breast augmentation procedures can restore volume and some of the lost shape. However, it takes a breast lift, medically known as mastopexy, to restore a more youthful, pert appearance.
For women who want both greater size and better shape, a breast augmentation with a breast lift may offer the best of both procedures. Lifts, with and without augmentation, are also frequently included in a mommy makeover.
Choosing Dr. J
For patients interested in any surgery, choosing the right doctor is their most important decision. Dr. J is a leading plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills with a worldwide following thanks to thousands of five-star online reviews from delighted patients and stunning before-and-after images that speak for themselves. Medical observers praise his vast medical knowledge and skill; patients love his strong aesthetic sense, as well as his friendly and sensitive approach.
Known more formally as Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., Dr. J is double-board certified. Most reputable plastic surgeons are board-certified, which means that they have met the standards set by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. J is additionally certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He believes that keeping up his certification with both groups ensures that he maintains complete access to the broad set of skills and knowledge required to provide optimal care to every patient.
Finally, Dr. J is committed to educating patients so that they have clear and realistic expectations about what to expect from their plastic surgeries and are part of the decision-making process – important factors in patients’ long-term satisfaction with their outcomes.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Because breasts come in so many shapes and sizes, breast lift procedures differ dramatically from patient to patient. Incisions generally tend to break down into one of four techniques:
- Crescent incisions are most often used to move the nipple and areola.
- Sometimes called a “lollipop” procedure, vertical scar breast lifts employ an incision made around the areola and vertically in the direction of the breast’s crease.
- Circumareolar lift incisions – aka “donut” incisions – employ concentric circles around the nipple/areola to reduce visible scarring. (This technique may be used with Dr. J’s breast augmentation with a scarless breast lift.)
- An anchor scar incision (aka an “inverted T’) is typically used when the most dramatic alterations of the shape and position of the breast are desired.
Procedures are performed in our Platinum Surgical Center with the assistance of a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure the patient’s complete comfort and safety. They are performed on an outpatient basis. Even so, patients must make sure they are not alone on the first night following a procedure. In some cases, they may consider staying at an aftercare facility immediately after they are cleared to leave the surgical center.
Breast Lift Recovery
It will be necessary to wear a specialized bra designed to provide optimal support for patients recovering from surgery for a period of time following surgery. We will provide detailed instructions on how to promote healing and ensure the best outcomes. Any discomfort associated with recovery can usually be treated with standard over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. J is known for his ability to reduce recovery times but healing does not happen overnight. Patients will see some immediate changes but it will still take a few months for all of the surgery outcomes to appear.
During recovery, the patient will generally notice some degree of scarring but it will gradually fade. Dr. J has worked hard to develop techniques for minimizing scarring and maintaining smooth skin for an attractive and natural appearance.
Give Your Life a Lift Today!
If you are ready to seriously explore a breast lift or any other procedures, we want to hear from you. To get started on an initial consultation with Dr. J, please call the phone number on your screen or get in touch via our contact page.